Who We Are and What Do We Do --
The La Center Music Association was formed in 1984 by a dedicated group of
parents. The goal was to help provide equipment, uniforms and money for trips to
music festivals and performance opportunities; primarily at the High School level.
La Center School District enrollment increased and so did the needs in our music
departments. In 2004 we decided to expand our efforts to increase more support
at the middle school and elementary school levels. This move challenged us to
step up our fund-raising and actively seek more volunteers—We are grateful for
the parents and community members who have generously offered their support.
The Music Association sponsors the Holiday Village Bazaar at the High School
each December. We will be assisting the high school music department with
fund-raisers for their planned trip to Disneyland next spring. We also accept cash
donations that are donated back to the schools. In the past we have been able
to provide funds to help purchase tubas and a keyboard for the middle school
band, a drum kit for the middle school choir, a xylophone and vocal sound system
for the elementary school, and we have paid for the end-of-the-year awards for the
high school music students. Thanks to the Constance Cerveny Foundation, we
are able to award a $500 scholarship to two senior high school music students
who are continuing their education. As an association, we award four $200
scholarships to current middle school and high school music students, for music
lessons or music camp.
As our community grows, so do the needs of our music teachers. The La Center
Music Association is committed to continue our support of the directors' needs in
the classroom. We encourage and invite you to be a part of this hardworking, and
Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm
which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
~Henry Ward Beecher